[Congressional Record Index (2012)]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office, www.gpo.gov]



MIDDLE EAST

  Addresses
      Ensure Humanitarian Protections Are Upheld for Residents of Camp 
        Ashraf and Support Removal of People's Mojahedin Organization 
        of Iran (PMOI/MEK) From List of Foreign Terrorist 
        Organizations: Ed Rendell, E473 [28MR]
      ------Michael Mukasey, E497 [29MR]
      ------Rudolf Giuliani, E504 [29MR]
      Religious Minorities in the Middle East: Representative Wolf, 
        E1989 [21DE]
      U.S. Obligations and Policy Options on Iran Conference: John 
        Bolton, E681 [27AP]
  Amendments
      Iran: condemn persecution of Baha'is and continued violation of 
        the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions 
        for such violations, and call for release of religious 
        prisoners (S. Res. 80), S2272, S2276 [29MR]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), S3373, S3382 [21MY]
      Israel: reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct 
        the President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance 
        this relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 
        2165), S4779 [29JN]
      Syria: require the President to report to Congress on all known 
        opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used 
        by the regime and opposition forces (S. 2224), S3047, S3048 
        [9MY]
  Articles and editorials
      Backlash to the Backlash, E1675 [2OC]
      Don't Let Foreign Aid Fall Off the Fiscal Cliff, E1984 [21DE]
      Egypt's Witch Hunt Threatens a Rupture With the U.S., S319 [2FE]
      Investigating Benghazi--Why We Need a Select Committee, E1869 
        [4DE]
      Israel's Top Court Orders Settlers To Leave Outpost, E475 [28MR]
      Look in Your Mirror, E1588 [21SE]
      Prince and the Ayatollah, E750 [9MY]
  Bills and resolutions
      Ahmadinejad, Mahmoud: call for arrest and prosecution for 
        incitement to genocide (see H. Res. 807), H6318 [26OC]
      Armed Forces: further preparedness, in cooperation with regional 
        allies, to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon (see 
        H.R. 4485), H2064 [24AP]
      ------tribute to members for service in Iraq (see H. Res. 528), 
        H181 [25JA]
      Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist 
        Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select): establish (see S. 
        Res. 594), S6800 [14NO]
      Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the 
        American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): 
        establish (see H. Res. 824), H6622 [4DE]
      Dept. of Energy: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada 
        Keystone XL Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce 
        U.S. dependence on foreign oil (see H.R. 3900), H475 [3FE]
      Dept. of State: designate the Qods Force, a unit of Iran's 
        Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, as a foreign terrorist 
        organization (see H.R. 4228), H1496 [21MR]
      ------raise travel advisory for Egypt from ``Travel Alert'' to 
        ``Travel Warning'' until all detained nongovernmental 
        organization workers are given the freedom to leave Egypt (see 
        H. Res. 546), H726 [14FE]
      ------require investigations into and a report on attacks on the 
        U.S. missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen (see S. 3551), S6340 
        [13SE] (see H.R. 6511), H6275 [21SE]
      Egypt: condition assistance on holding of free and fair 
        elections (see H.R. 4340), H1804 [29MR]
      ------condition security and economic assistance in order to 
        advance U.S. national security interests in Egypt, including 
        encouraging the advancement of political, economic, and 
        religious freedom in Egypt (see H.R. 6657), H6806 [13DE]
      ------prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain 
        certifications are made relative to the treatment of 
        nongovernmental organization workers (see S. 2327), S2546 
        [19AP]
      ------prohibit provision of U.S. assistance (see H.R. 6646), 
        H6701 [11DE]
      ------prohibit use of funds for U.S. participation in joint 
        military exercises if Egypt abrogates, terminates, or 
        withdraws from the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty (see S. 3670), 
        S7976 [12DE]
      Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and 
        impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to 
        European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating 
        terrorist attack in Burgas (see S. Res. 613), S7744 [11DE] 
        (see H. Res. 834), H6828 [17DE]
      Foreign aid: limit U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority 
        (see H.R. 5303), H2274 [27AP]
      ------suspend aid to Libya and Egypt until it is certified they 
        are providing proper security at U.S. Embassies and consulates 
        pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (see 
        S. Res. 556), S6340 [13SE]
      International relations: support Israel's right of self-defense 
        against Iran's nuclear program (see H. Res. 630), H2067 [24AP]
      Iran: appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy 
        for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent 
        acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war (see H.R. 4173), 
        H1304 [8MR]
      ------call for release of Nasrin Sotoudeh and all prisoners of 
        conscience and utilization by the U.S. of direct multilateral 
        and bilateral diplomacy to address human rights situation (see 
        H. Res. 828), H6701 [11DE]
      ------call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran for 
        statements calling for the destruction of Israel (see S. Res. 
        574), S6546 [20SE]
      ------clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain 
        assets (see H.R. 4070), H901 [16FE]
      ------close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve 
        effectiveness of sanctions on trade in petroleum products (see 
        S. 2058), S261 [1FE]
      ------condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and 
        sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (see 
        S. Res. 385), S1194 [1MR] (see H. Res. 556), H944 [17FE]
      ------condemn President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the leaders of 
        Iran for addressing the U.N. on Yom Kippur (see H. Con. Res. 
        139), H6276 [21SE]
      ------expand sanctions relative to the energy sector (see H.R. 
        4317), H1804 [29MR]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (see S.J. Res. 
        41), S3631 [24MY] (see S. Res. 380), S850 [16FE] (see H. Res. 
        568), H1134 [1MR]
      ------sanction foreign financial institutions providing secure 
        communications, electronic funds transfers, or cable transfers 
        to the Central Bank of Iran or sanctioned financial 
        institutions (see H.R. 3880), H439 [2FE]
      ------strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand 
        sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass 
        destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses (see S. 
        2101), S567 [13FE] (see H.R. 4179), H1304 [8MR]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), Senate amendment (see H. Res. 750), H5629 [1AU]
      ------support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair 
        elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift 
        restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and 
        expression (see S. Res. 386), S1194 [1MR]
      ------use parts of fines levied against companies that do 
        business with Iran to establish a fund to pay claims to 
        Americans held hostage in Iran and their families identified 
        in a certain court case (see H.R. 5796), H3102 [17MY]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (see S. 2325), S2546 [19AP] (see 
        H.R. 4229), H1496 [21MR]
      ------commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with 
        secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza 
        by Hamas (see S. Res. 599), S6855 [15NO] (see H. Res. 813), 
        H6428 [16NO]
      ------extend authority to provide loan guarantees (see H.R. 
        4197), H1366 [16MR]
      ------independence anniversary (see H. Con. Res. 115), H1805 
        [29MR]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the 
        President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this 
        relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (see S. 
        2165), S1422 [6MR] (see H.R. 4133), H1152 [5MR]
      PLO: oppose maintenance of an official office in the District of 
        Columbia if they continue to unilaterally seek recognition of 
        a Palestinian state or form a unified government with Hamas 
        (see H. Res. 524), H158 [24JA]
      Power resources: promote global energy supply security through 
        increased cooperation among the U.S., Turkey, Azerbaijan, 
        Kazakhstan, Iraq, and Georgia (country) (see H. Res. 611), 
        H1805 [29MR]
      Refugees: report on actions taken on the resolution of the issue 
        of Jewish refugees and other displaced populations from Arab 
        countries (see H.R. 6242), H5525 [31JY]
      Syria: condemn human rights violations, collect information on 
        crimes against humanity and take action for those responsible 
        for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, and support people 
        of Syria (see S. Res. 428), S2546 [19AP]
      ------condemn human rights violations, support the people of 
        Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. Security 
        Council resolution condemning violence, and commend Arab 
        League's peace efforts (see S. Res. 379), S850 [16FE]
      ------condemn human rights violations and call for transition to 
        democracy (see S. Res. 370), S494 [9FE] (see S. Res. 435), 
        S2731 [25AP] (see H. Res. 549), H802 [15FE]
      ------condemn human rights violations and call for transition to 
        democracy and for President Bashar al-Assad to be tried before 
        the International Criminal Court (see H. Res. 687), H3707 
        [15JN]
      ------condemn mass atrocities and human rights abuses and 
        support right of the people to be safe and defend themselves 
        (see S. Res. 424), S2496 [18AP]
      ------condemn Russia for providing weapons and opposing U.N. 
        resolutions on Syria, call for the end of violence against 
        civilians, and support sanctions and a peaceful transition of 
        leadership (see S. Res. 494), S4203 [14JN]
      ------condemn violence against and detention of journalists and 
        support freedom of the press (see S. Res. 391), S1540 [8MR] 
        (see H. Res. 629), H2031 [19AP]
      ------impose sanctions due to human rights abuses (see S. 2034), 
        S75 [24JA]
      ------oppose sale, shipment, performance of maintenance, 
        refurbishment, modification, repair, and upgrade of any 
        military equipment from or by Russia to or for Syria (see S. 
        Con. Res. 54), S5381 [25JY]
      ------prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary 
        operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or 
        individual (see H.R. 5993), H3974 [21JN]
      ------promote U.S. policy objectives through imposition of 
        sanctions, creation of a Syrian Stabilization Fund, support 
        for opposition and democracy efforts, and departure from power 
        of Bashar al-Assad (see S. 2152), S1373 [2MR]
      ------require the President to report to Congress on all known 
        opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used 
        by the regime and opposition forces (see S. 2224), S2001 
        [22MR]
      Turkey: commend efforts to facilitate, host, and care for 
        refugees fleeing escalating violence in Syria (see H. Res. 
        632), H2126 [25AP]
  Briefs
      What the Women Say--Killing Them Softly--The Stark Impact of 
        Sanctions on the Lives of Ordinary Iranians: International 
        Civil Society Action Network, H5572-H5575 [1AU]
  Letters
      Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act: Howard 
        Kohr, Marvin Feuer, and Brad Gordon, American Israel Public 
        Affairs Committee (AIPAC), S3253 [17MY]
      Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act: Representative 
        Ros-Lehtinen, Committee on Foreign Affairs (House), H5577 
        [1AU]
      ------Representative Upton, Committee on Energy and Commerce 
        (House), H5577 [1AU]
  Lists
      Armed Forces members killed in military action in Afghanistan 
        and Iraq, S6433-S6437 [19SE]
      Dept. of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control specially 
        designated nationals and blocked persons, H5569 [1AU]
  Messages
      Blocking Property of Persons Threatening the Peace, Security, or 
        Stability of Yemen: President Obama, S3233 [16MY], H2782 
        [16MY]
      Blocking Property of the Government of Iran and Iranian 
        Financial Institutions: President Obama, S348 [6FE], H479 
        [6FE]
      National Emergency Relative to Iran: President Obama, S5730 
        [31JY], H5439 [31JY]
      National Emergency Relative to Syria: President Obama, S3040 
        [9MY], H2460 [9MY]
      National Emergency Relative to the Stabilization of Iraq: 
        President Obama, S3326 [21MY], H3149 [18MY]
      National Emergency Relative to Threat in Lebanon Posed by 
        Actions of Certain Persons To Undermine Legitimate Democratic 
        Institutions: President Obama, S5302 [24JY], H5141 [24JY]
  Motions
      Iran: strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), S5862 [1AU]
  Press releases
      New Iran Sanctions Push U.S., Iran Closer Toward War--Friends 
        Committee on National Legislation: Friends Committee on 
        National Legislation, H5570 [1AU]
  Remarks in House
      Adler, Andrew: condemn comments relative to assassination of 
        President Obama, H94 [23JA]
      AID: broadcasting of television show ``Sesame Street'' in 
        Palestine funding, H130 [24JA]
      Armed Forces: correlation between withdrawal of troops from Iraq 
        and Afghanistan and resurgence of terrorist organizations, 
        H932-H934 [17FE]
      ------further preparedness, in cooperation with regional allies, 
        to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon, H2824 [17MY]
      ------tribute to members for service in Iraq, E191 [14FE]
      ------withdrawal of troops from Iraq, H1527 [22MR]
      Association of Former Members of Congress: tribute to Middle 
        East Legislative Fellows Program, H4701 [10JY]
      Bahrain: recognize importance of relationship with the U.S. and 
        urge continued implementation of government reforms, H1829 
        [16AP], E750 [9MY]
      Committee To Investigate and Report on the Attack on the 
        American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya (House, Select): 
        establish (H. Res. 824), E1868 [4DE]
      Congress: tribute to staff who worked on H.R. 1905, Iran Threat 
        Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, H5577 [1AU]
      Dept. of Energy: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada 
        Keystone XL Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce 
        U.S. dependence on foreign oil, H1937 [18AP]
      Dept. of Justice: decision not to prosecute certain U.S. Muslim 
        organizations possibly related to terrorism, H5700-H5702 [2AU]
      ------investigate possible violations of U.S. law regarding 
        leaks of sensitive military intelligence involving the U.S. 
        and Israel, H3140 [18MY]
      Dept. of State: encourage Saudi Arabia to increase oil 
        production, H1094, H1095 [29FE]
      ------establish Special Envoy To Promote Religious Freedom of 
        Religious Minorities in the Near East and South Central Asia 
        (H.R. 440), E1989 [21DE]
      Dept. of the Interior: prohibit issuance of oil and gas leases 
        to companies which are in violation of certain sanctions 
        against Iran and Syria, H5222 [25JY]
      Egypt: anniversary of revolution, H163 [25JA]
      ------condition military assistance on implementation of 
        democratic reforms, H1529 [22MR]
      ------limit U.S. assistance unless Egypt honors commitments 
        under the Egypt-Israel Peace Treaty, H931, H933 [17FE], H3125 
        [18MY]
      ------prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain 
        certifications are made relative to the safety and protection 
        of U.S. Embassy, H5942, H5970, H5973 [13SE]
      ------U.S. policy, H5850 [11SE]
      Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and 
        impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to 
        European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating 
        terrorist attack in Burgas (H. Res. 834), H7503-H7506 [31DE], 
        H7560 [1JA], E2029 [1JA]
      ------impact of designating Hezbollah as a terrorist 
        organization on U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon enforcement of 
        U.N. resolution to end hostilities between Hezbollah and 
        Israel, H7505 [31DE]
      FERC: ensure oil transported through the TransCanada Keystone XL 
        Pipeline is used in domestic commerce to reduce U.S. 
        dependence on foreign oil, H768, H769, H770 [15FE]
      Foreign aid: prohibit funding for assistance to certain entities 
        whose policies call for the destruction of Israel, H5029 
        [19JY]
      Foreign policy: support right of Israel to annex Judea and 
        Samaria if the Palestinian Authority continues to press for 
        unilateral Palestinian statehood at the U.N. (H. Res. 394), 
        H1527 [22MR]
      ------U.S. policy relative to support of opposition groups, 
        H5870 [12SE]
      International relations: support Israel's right of self-defense, 
        condemn Iranian support of terrorism and threats of 
        annihilation of Israeli people, and persuade Iran to stop 
        pursuit of nuclear weapons, H463 [3FE], H1146 [5MR], H1163, 
        H1165 [6MR], H1527-H1529 [22MR], E687 [27AP]
      ------support Israel's right of self-defense, condemn Iranian 
        support of terrorism and threats of annihilation of Israeli 
        people, and persuade Iran to stop pursuit of nuclear weapons 
        (H. Res. 271), H636-H638 [8FE]
      Iran: analysis of potential military strike as means to compel 
        Iran to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, H814 [16FE]
      ------apply sanctions against affiliates of the Iran 
        Revolutionary Guard Corps, H5570 [1AU]
      ------appoint a high-level U.S. representative or special envoy 
        for the purpose of ensuring U.S. diplomatic efforts to prevent 
        acquisition of nuclear weapons and avoid war, H3084, H3085 
        [17MY]
      ------clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain 
        assets, H5569 [1AU]
      ------clarify treatment of the interests of Iran in certain 
        assets (H.R. 4070), H2824 [17MY]
      ------condemn continued persecution, imprisonment, and 
        sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge of apostasy (H. 
        Res. 556), H1028, H1087-H1091 [29FE], H4709 [10JY], E294, E297 
        [1MR]
      ------condemn persecution of Baha'is and continued violation of 
        the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions 
        for such violations, and call for release of religious 
        prisoners (H. Res. 134), H7500 [31DE], H7560 [1JA]
      ------conviction and release of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge 
        of apostasy, H5869 [12SE]
      ------expand economic sanctions against Iran to include 
        importation of refined petroleum, E1415 [3AU]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability, H1158 [6MR]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, H930 [17FE], 
        H5692-H5695 [2AU]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (H. Res. 568), 
        H2687-H2693 [15MY], H2794 [16MY], H2816 [17MY], E434 [22MR], 
        E820 [16MY], E827, E828, E836, E838, E839, E840 [17MY], E866 
        [18MY]
      ------impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that 
        deal with the Central Bank of Iran, E1415 [3AU]
      ------oppose potential military strike as means to compel Iran 
        to abandon its pursuit of nuclear weapons, H2488, H2490 [9MY], 
        H3107 [18MY]
      ------prohibit U.S. military intervention, H2837 [17MY]
      ------strengthen and expand sanctions relative to the supplying 
        of Hamas in Gaza with rockets and missiles to attack Israel, 
        H6524 [29NO]
      ------strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand 
        sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass 
        destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses, H593 [8FE]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), H4886 [17JY], H5074 [19JY]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), Senate amendment (H. Res. 750), H5552-H5578 [1AU], 
        H5693 [2AU], E1404, E1407, E1409, E1412, E1415, E1418, E1421 
        [3AU]
      ------threat to block traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, H633 
        [8FE]
      ------U.S. policy, E497 [29MR]
      Iraq: ensure that humanitarian protections are upheld for the 
        residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty, H6163 [20SE]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system, H2483 [9MY]
      ------commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with 
        secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza 
        by Hamas, H6418, H6419 [16NO], H6524 [29NO], E1784 [16NO], 
        E1810, E1814 [27NO]
      ------commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with 
        secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza 
        by Hamas (H. Res. 813), H6418 [16NO], E1811 [27NO]
      ------encourage continued commitment to Israeli/Palestinian 
        peace initiatives, H2490 [9MY]
      ------extend authority to provide loan guarantees, H2483 [9MY]
      ------independence anniversary, H2139, H2145 [26AP], E648 
        [25AP], E659, E663, E665, E667, E669, E672, E674, E675 [26AP], 
        E680, E694, E700 [27AP]
      ------nonmilitary energy cooperation assistance funding, H3524, 
        H3525 [6JN]
      ------proposed settlement in East Jerusalem, H7277 [19DE]
      ------reaffirm relationship with the U.S. and right of self-
        defense, H1139, H1145 [5MR], H1220 [7MR], H2074 [25AP], H2201 
        [26AP], H6378 [15NO], H6399, H6400 [16NO], E1782, E1793, E1794 
        [16NO]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the 
        President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this 
        relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (H.R. 4133), 
        H2481-H2492 [9MY], E763 [10MY], E779 [11MY], E787 [15MY], E810 
        [16MY]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the 
        President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this 
        relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 2165), 
        H4884-H4888 [17JY]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S. and assist 
        in the defense of Israel, E640 [25AP]
      ------Supreme Court ruling that Migron, an illegal settlement 
        established in the West Bank, must be dismantled and the 
        occupants removed, E474 [28MR]
      ------U.S. policy, H3395-H3398 [1JN], H4825 [11JY], H5850 
        [11SE], E1814 [27NO]
      Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs: tribute, E1814 
        [27NO]
      Libya: investigate and report on attack on the U.S. mission, 
        H6329, H6341 [13NO], H6393 [15NO], H6399 [16NO], H6537 [30NO]
      ------report on attack on the U.S. mission, H7362 [20DE]
      ------U.S. policy, H7277 [19DE]
      Morocco: U.S. policy, E354 [8MR]
      Obama, President: evaluation of administration, H6003 [14SE], 
        H6235 [21SE]
      ------evaluation of Middle East policies, H1145 [5MR], H1299 
        [8MR], H6391-H6395 [15NO]
      ------evaluation of war on terrorism and Middle East policies, 
        H930-H934 [17FE], H1123 [1MR], H1539 [22MR], H4678-H4681 
        [9JY], H5873 [12SE], H6054-H6058 [14SE], H6267 [21SE]
      ------evaluation of war on terrorism policies, H5987 [13SE]
      Office of the Director of National Intelligence: assess 
        consequences of a military strike against Iran, H3298, H3299 
        [31MY], E971 [5JN]
      People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK): remove Dept. of State 
        designation as a foreign terrorist organization, H1161 [6MR]
      Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, H1222 [7MR], H1395 
        [20MR], H3355 [31MY]
      Rice, Susan E.: assessment of statements made relative to 
        terrorist attacks on U.S. mission in Libya, H6591 [4DE]
      Syria: condemn human rights violations and call for transition 
        to democracy, H1301 [8MR], H1376 [19MR], H2138 [26AP], H3729 
        [18JN], E1046 [15JN]
      ------condemn human rights violations and call for transition to 
        democracy (H. Res. 549), H1029 [29FE], H1144 [5MR]
      ------impose sanctions due to human rights abuses, H1529 [22MR], 
        H5567-H5569, H5571, H5572, H5576-H5578 [1AU], E178 [9FE], 
        E1409, E1412, E1415, E1419, E1421 [3AU]
      ------prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary 
        operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or 
        individual, H3740 [19JN], H6514 [29NO]
      ------prohibit funding for support of military or paramilitary 
        operations by any nation, group, organization, movement, or 
        individual (H.R. 5993), H4071 [27JN], E1106 [21JN]
      ------U.S. policy, H3692 [8JN]
      Terrorism: condemn attacks on U.S. consulates in Egypt, Libya, 
        and Yemen, and call for perpetrators to be brought to justice, 
        H5932 [13SE], E1587 [21SE]
      Turkey: U.S. policy, H46 [18JA]
      U.N.: adoption of resolution granting Palestine a change in 
        status from permanent observer before a comprehensive peace 
        agreement has been reached with Israel, E1834, E1850 [29NO]
      U.N. Security Council: invoke ``Uniting for Peace'' resolution 
        to bypass China and Russia veto of Arab League plan for 
        cessation of violence and political transition in Syria, H3274 
        [31MY]
      ------veto of resolution by China and Russia supporting Arab 
        League plan for cessation of violence and political transition 
        in Syria, H587 [8FE], E147 [6FE]
  Remarks in Senate
      Afghanistan: increase in conflict-induced displacements, S7391 
        [4DE]
      Armed Forces: tribute to members killed in military action in 
        Iraq and Afghanistan, S6433 [19SE]
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        (Senate): release of report on attack on the U.S. consulate in 
        Benghazi, Libya, S8530-S8541 [30DE]
      Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 2012, Terrorist 
        Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select): establish (S. 
        Res. 594), S6803-S6805 [14NO]
      Dept. of State: establish Special Envoy To Promote Religious 
        Freedom of Religious Minorities in the Near East and South 
        Central Asia (H.R. 440), S13 [23JA]
      ------require investigations into and a report on attacks on the 
        U.S. missions in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen, S6571 [21SE]
      ------require investigations into attack on the U.S. consulate 
        in Libya and deaths of marines in Afghanistan, S6480 [20SE]
      Dept. of Veterans Affairs: veterans job corps funding through 
        reductions in foreign aid to Pakistan, Yemen, Egypt, and 
        Libya, S6316, S6317 [13SE]
      Egypt: condemn treatment of certain organizations working for 
        democracy and human rights, S318 [2FE]
      ------condition military assistance on implementation of 
        democratic reforms, S318 [2FE]
      ------prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain 
        certifications are made relative to the safety and protection 
        of U.S. Embassy, S6260 [12SE]
      ------prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain 
        certifications are made relative to the treatment of 
        nongovernmental organization workers, S2347, S2356, S2357 
        [17AP], S2684 [25AP]
      ------prohibit direct foreign assistance until certain 
        certifications are made relative to the treatment of 
        nongovernmental organization workers (S. 2327), S2557 [19AP], 
        S2561 [23AP]
      ------support democracy, universal rights, and the peaceful 
        transition to a representative government, S318 [2FE]
      Europe: designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and 
        impose sanctions, provide information about Hezbollah to 
        European allies, and support Bulgaria in investigating 
        terrorist attack in Burgas (S. Res. 613), S8379 [21DE]
      Iran: allow humanitarian trade to be exempted from sanctions as 
        long as such trade is licensed by the Dept. of the Treasury 
        Office of Foreign Assets Control, S5862 [1AU]
      ------close loopholes, increase transparency, and improve 
        effectiveness of sanctions on trade in petroleum products (S. 
        2058), S2040 [27MR]
      ------condemn persecution of Baha'is and continued violation of 
        the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions 
        for such violations, and call for release of religious 
        prisoners (S. Res. 80), S2276 [29MR]
      ------conviction and release of Youcef Nadarkhani on the charge 
        of apostasy, S6619 [21SE]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability, S3719, S3720 [5JN]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S. Res. 380), 
        S3253, S3254, S3256-S3258 [17MY]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), 
        S3659 [24MY], S3669 [4JN], S6417 [19SE], S6577-S6583, S6601, 
        S6602 [21SE]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), 
        unanimous-consent agreement, S6606 [21SE]
      ------express importance of preventing acquisition of nuclear 
        weapons capability and continue economic and diplomatic 
        pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement (S.J. Res. 41), 
        unanimous-consent request, S6418 [19SE], S6507 [20SE]
      ------impose sanctions on foreign financial institutions that 
        deal with the Central Bank of Iran, S7282 [30NO]
      ------prohibit foreign subsidiaries of U.S. companies to 
        continue doing business with Iran without facing penalties, 
        S5862 [1AU]
      ------strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand 
        sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass 
        destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses, S3324 
        [21MY]
      ------strengthen multilateral sanctions regime and expand 
        sanctions relative to the energy sector, weapons of mass 
        destruction proliferation, and human rights abuses (S. 2101), 
        S2346 [17AP], S3253 [17MY]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities, S7202, 
        S7206 [29NO], S7282, S7283 [30NO], S7390 [4DE], S8337 [21DE]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), S3253-S3256, S3258 [17MY], S3295, S3317-S3321, S3323 
        [21MY], S5930 [2AU]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), House amendment, S5847, S5858-S5863 [1AU]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), unanimous-consent agreement, S3316, S3317 [21MY]
      ------strengthen sanctions to compel Iran to abandon its pursuit 
        of nuclear weapons and other threatening activities (H.R. 
        1905), unanimous-consent request, S2065, S2066 [27MR], S3252 
        [17MY]
      ------support freedom and civil liberties, and free and fair 
        elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift 
        restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and 
        expression (S. Res. 386), S1207, S1208 [1MR], S1399 [5MR]
      Israel: authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system, S7204 [29NO]
      ------authorize further assistance to Israel for the Iron Dome 
        anti-missile defense system (S. 2325), S3420 [22MY]
      ------commit to security as a Jewish and democratic state with 
        secure borders and condemn rocket and missile attacks in Gaza 
        by Hamas (S. Res. 599), S6872 [15NO], S7204 [29NO]
      ------reaffirm strategic relationship with the U.S., direct the 
        President to submit reports on U.S. actions to enhance this 
        relationship, and assist in the defense of Israel (S. 2165), 
        S4779, S4780 [29JN]
      Levinson, Robert: disappearance of former FBI agent while on 
        business trip in Iran, S1447 [7MR], S6440 [19SE]
      Libya: investigate and report on attack on the U.S. mission, 
        S6845 [15NO]
      ------U.S. policy, S6253, S6254 [12SE]
      Obama, President: evaluation of Middle East policies, S1414-
        S1416 [6MR], S5931 [2AU]
      ------evaluation of war on terrorism and Middle East policies, 
        S6480 [20SE]
      Petroleum: dependence on foreign sources, S1707-S1709 [15MR]
      Rice, Susan E.: assessment of statements made relative to 
        terrorist attacks on U.S. mission in Libya, S6845 [15NO]
      Saudi Arabia: increase oil output to offset decrease in Iranian 
        oil exports due to sanctions, S1662 [14MR]
      Syria: condemn human rights violations, collect information on 
        crimes against humanity and take action for those responsible 
        for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, and support people 
        of Syria (S. Res. 428), S2552 [19AP]
      ------condemn human rights violations, support the people of 
        Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. Security 
        Council resolution condemning violence, and commend Arab 
        League's peace efforts (S. Res. 379), S1020 [17FE], S1139 
        [29FE], S2552 [19AP]
      ------condemn violence against and detention of journalists and 
        support freedom of the press (S. Res. 391), S2278 [29MR], 
        S2552 [19AP]
      ------establish no-fly zone, S7386-S7389 [4DE]
      ------impose sanctions due to human rights abuses, S5847 [1AU]
      ------promote U.S. policy objectives through imposition of 
        sanctions, creation of a Syrian Stabilization Fund, support 
        for opposition and democracy efforts, and departure from power 
        of Bashar al-Assad (S. 2152), S1493 [7MR]
      ------require the President to report to Congress on all known 
        opposition groups and the number and security of weapons used 
        by the regime and opposition forces (S. 2224), S3048 [9MY]
      U.S. policy, S6296 [13SE]
      War: clarify authority to declare war or use military force in 
        Iran or Syria, S2066 [27MR]
  Reports
      Flashing Red--A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at 
        Benghazi: Senators Lieberman and Collins, Committee on 
        Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate), S8530-
        S8539 [30DE]
  Reports filed
      Condemn Human Rights Violations, Support People, Express 
        Disappointment Over U.N. Security Council Resolution Veto 
        Condemning Violence, and Commend Arab League's Peace Efforts 
        in Syria: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 
        379), S850 [16FE]
      Condemn Human Rights Violations and Call for Transition to 
        Democracy in Syria: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) 
        (S. Res. 435), S2921 [7MY]
      Condemn Iran for Continued Persecution, Imprisonment, and 
        Sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the Charge of Apostasy: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 385), S4366 
        [20JN]
      Condemn Persecution of Baha'is and Continued Violation of 
        International Covenants on Human Rights, Impose Sanctions for 
        Violations, Call for Release of Religious Prisoners in Iran: 
        Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 80), S2166 
        [28MR]
      Condemn Violence Against and Detention of Journalists and 
        Support Freedom of the Press in Syria: Committee on Foreign 
        Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 391), S2166 [28MR]
      Presidential Requirement To Report to Congress on All Known 
        Syrian Opposition Groups and the Number and Security of 
        Weapons Used by the Regime and Opposition Forces: Committee on 
        Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2224), S2819 [26AP]
      Strengthen Multilateral Sanctions Regime Against Iran and Expand 
        Sanctions Relative to Energy Sector, Weapons of Mass 
        Destruction Proliferation, and Human Rights Abuses: Committee 
        on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs (Senate) (S. 2101), 
        S567 [13FE]
      U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act: Committee on 
        Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. 2165) (S. Rept. 112-179), S4674 
        [27JN]
  Rulings of the Chair
      Iran: condemn persecution of Baha'is and continued violation of 
        the International Covenants on Human Rights, impose sanctions 
        for such violations, and call for release of religious 
        prisoners (H. Res. 134), H7502 [31DE]
  Statements
      Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act: Senator 
        Tim Johnson, S3317 [21MY]
  Summaries
      Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act (H.R. 
        1905), S3318-S3320 [21MY]
      Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (H.R. 1905), 
        S5859-S5862 [1AU]
  Texts of
      H. Res. 134, condemn Iran's persecution of Baha'is and continued 
        violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, 
        impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of 
        religious prisoners, H7500 [31DE]
      H. Res. 556, condemn Iran for continued persecution, 
        imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the 
        charge of apostasy, H1087 [29FE]
      H. Res. 568, express importance of preventing acquisition of 
        Iranian nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and 
        diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, 
        H2687 [15MY]
      H. Res. 750, Senate amendment to H.R. 1905, Iran Threat 
        Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act, H5552-H5567 [1AU]
      H. Res. 813, commit to security of Israel as a Jewish and 
        democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and 
        missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas, H6418 [16NO]
      H. Res. 834, European designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist 
        organization and imposition of sanctions, provision of 
        information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support 
        Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas, H7503 
        [31DE]
      H.R. 1905, Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act, 
        S3641-S3651 [24MY]
      H.R. 4133, U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, H2481 
        [9MY]
      S. 2165, U.S.-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act, H4884 
        [17JY]
      S. Con. Res. 54, oppose sale, shipment, performance of 
        maintenance, refurbishment, modification, repair, and upgrade 
        of any military equipment from or by Russia to or for Syria, 
        S5401 [25JY]
      S. Res. 80, condemn Iran's persecution of Baha'is and continued 
        violation of the International Covenants on Human Rights, 
        impose sanctions for such violations, and call for release of 
        religious prisoners, S2276 [29MR]
      S. Res. 370, condemn human rights violations in Syria and call 
        for transition to democracy, S503 [9FE]
      S. Res. 379, condemn human rights violations in Syria, support 
        the people of Syria, express disappointment over veto of U.N. 
        Security Council resolution condemning violence, and commend 
        Arab League's peace efforts, S858 [16FE], S1020 [17FE]
      S. Res. 380, express importance of preventing Iran acquisition 
        of nuclear weapons capability and continue economic and 
        diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation agreement, S859 
        [16FE]
      S. Res. 385, condemn Iran for continued persecution, 
        imprisonment, and sentencing of Youcef Nadarkhani on the 
        charge of apostasy, S1205 [1MR]
      S. Res. 386, support freedom and civil liberties, and free and 
        fair elections, condemn human rights violations, and lift 
        restrictions on freedoms of assembly, association, and 
        expression in Iran, S1206 [1MR], S1399 [5MR]
      S. Res. 391, condemn violence against and detention of 
        journalists and support freedom of the press in Syria, S1543 
        [8MR], S2278 [29MR]
      S. Res. 424, condemn mass atrocities and human rights abuses and 
        support right of the people to be safe and defend themselves 
        in Syria, S2502 [18AP]
      S. Res. 428, condemn human rights violations in Syria, collect 
        information on crimes against humanity and take action for 
        those responsible for such crimes, prevent mass atrocities, 
        and support people of Syria, S2551 [19AP]
      S. Res. 435, condemn human rights violations in Syria and call 
        for transition to democracy, S2734 [25AP]
      S. Res. 494, condemn Russia for providing weapons and opposing 
        U.N. resolutions on Syria, call for the end of violence 
        against civilians, and support sanctions and a peaceful 
        transition of leadership in Syria, S4207 [14JN]
      S. Res. 556, suspend aid to Libya and Egypt until it is 
        certified they are providing proper security at U.S. Embassies 
        and consulates pursuant to the Vienna Convention on Consular 
        Relations, S6345 [13SE]
      S. Res. 574, call on U.N. to take concerted actions against Iran 
        for statements calling for the destruction of Israel, S6556 
        [20SE]
      S. Res. 594, Committee on Investigation of the September 11, 
        2012, Terrorist Attacks in Benghazi, Libya (Senate, Select) 
        establishment, S6802 [14NO]
      S. Res. 599, commit to security of Israel as a Jewish and 
        democratic state with secure borders and condemn rocket and 
        missile attacks in Gaza by Hamas, S6859, S6872 [15NO]
      S. Res. 613, European designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist 
        organization and imposition of sanctions, provision of 
        information about Hezbollah to European allies, and support 
        Bulgaria in investigating terrorist attack in Burgas, S7745 
        [11DE], S8379 [21DE]
      S.J. Res. 41, express importance of preventing Iranian 
        acquisition of nuclear weapons capability and continue 
        economic and diplomatic pressure to secure nonproliferation 
        agreement, S6602 [21SE]